Priceless (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
290
Utgivningsdatum
2004-01-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
The New Press
Illustratör/Fotograf
black & white illustrations
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
202 x 130 x 20 mm
Vikt
320 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781565849815
Priceless (häftad)

Priceless

On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

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Arguing that number-crunching should never replace thoughtful, democratic discussion of policy, the book also includes a particularly timely discussion of why only military expenditure is afforded the kind of moral weight the authors wish was put on other issues.
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Frank Ackerman is an economist at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. He has served as a consultant to various environmental and regulatory agencies. He is the co-founder of Dollars and Sense magazine. Lisa Heinzerling is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. As Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling point out... it is hardly clear why the same logic [of short term investments] should apply to the value of our great-grandchildren. - The New York Times Magazine Ackerman and Heinzerling combine sophisticated criticism and a provocative policy perspective with an accessible style and an eye for contemporary political issues.- Harvard Law Review A damning indictment of cost-benefit analysis applied to health and environmental protection. - Robert F. Kennedy Jr